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An elegantly aged red from Bordeaux's right bank. This wine is the estate's very low yielding old vine Merlot and Cabernet Franc from vineyards that are both organic and biodynamic certified. Serious and structured without being intensely heavy and well-suited to years spent in bottle that allowed the complex secondary flavors to emerge.
From the mouth of the importer (Selection Massale):
"With family roots going back three centuries, the Despagnes know a thing or two about Bordeaux. The estate as we know it today dates back to 1875 when vines were planted by the Constant-Pineau family, and it was replanted by Louis Rapin and expanded upon by Gerard Despagnes to its current size of 40 hectares, 32 of which are under vine. Nicolas Despagnes is now at the helm of the estate and has worked tirelessly to obtain organic certification (Agriculture Bio and BioCoherence in 2008 and 2010, respectively) and ultimately biodynamic certification by Demeter in 2013."